Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and Microsoft Faculty Fellow.
Ashutosh Saxena is the Co-Founder and CEO of a high-tech startup Caspar.AI, with Prof. David Cheriton (Co-founder and Chief Scientist). Here is an article in MIT Technology Review. Caspar is an artificial intelligence company that automates peoples' homes to provide a safe comfortable living environment for seniors and families, with applications such as fall detectors.
Previously, Ashutosh spent four years as an assistant professor in Computer Science Department at Cornell University, where he founded Robot Learning Lab and co-founded Zibby. His vision is to build artificial intelligence for embodied systems such as robots, cars and homes. He received his PhD (talk) from Stanford University in Artificial Intelligence with Prof. Andrew Ng (advisor), Prof. Sebastian Thrun, Prof. Daphne Koller, and Prof. Stephen Boyd.
See some popular press articles here, and research articles here.
Hallucinating Humans: Learning Infinite Latent CRFs for 3D Perception and Mobile Manipulation.
Learning and Sharing Knowledge for Robots: RoboBrain, PlanIt and Brain4Cars
Deep Learning for Robotics Perception and Control.
Google Excellence Scholar '12. Unsupervised 3D Scene and Video Understanding.
Large-scale video mining for RoboBrain.
RoboBarista: Learning Maniplation Skills from Videos. The 50-years of Shakey at AAAI-RSS Blue Sky Ideas award, 2015.
Robot Manipulation. Doug James' PhD student in graphics, now assistant professor at Columbia University.
Tell Me Dave: Large-scale crowdsourcing for learning robot language.
Large-scale computer vision with Cascaded Classification Models. And aesthetics (with Prof. Tsuhan Chen)
3D Scene Understanding with Physics.